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Calling all oenophiles: if someone asks you to describe how you would choose the perfect Chardonnay wine, what will your expert wine-lover answer be? I was wondering how wine connoisseurs pick their bottles; do they simply choose whatever they get their hands on and enjoy it (like all amateur wine drinkers do) or do they take this task very seriously and spend minutes of thinking and considering before they actually pick a bottle from the shelves? Here’s an answer from a wine specialist: Make a plan for the food you will eat with your chosen Chardonnay wine. Chardonnay is a white variety whose texture and taste tones go great with sea food and pasta. The fruit-driven ones taste perfectly well when paired with chicken or

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Imagine this: a perfectly warm, sunny day and a bottle of refreshing rose wine in your hands. Paradise. But beside being refreshing, this wine makes the perfect combination with almost any type of meal including appetizers, BBQs, picnics, brunch and even chic dinner parties. So, wherever you have planned to spend this beautiful day, grab a bottle of rose and have the time of your life. When pairing rose wine with cheese, know that there are some types of cheese that pair better than others with the bracing acidity and subtle berry flavours of rose

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Shiraz is an extremely versatile wine, and that makes it a great food wine. Its great versatility is mostly due to its many different styles. But before we start talking about pairing Shiraz and food, let’s clarify a common misconception – Shiraz or Syrah? What Is the Difference Between Shiraz and Syrah? Actually there is no difference between the two. Well, except for their names. Tests have proven that both grapes are the same varietal. However, wines made with Shiraz grapes are often lighter and have a more fruitier style than the more traditional Syrah wine, which has more body, acid and tannins. In Australia, Shiraz is considered the ‘national’ red wine and the Barossa Valley is the most popular wine region for its complex,

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The golden rule says: ‘The higher the price, the better the quality‘. We all know that and it is quite true. I mean, a luxury BMW and an economy Peugeot do not come with the same price tag, right. But, we also know that every rule has an exception, so there are times when you can purchase quality on a budget. This may not be the case with cars, but it surely is with wines. So how and is it even possible to purchase a cheap wine under 20, which tastes like 100 bucks? Believe it or not, it actually is. Here’s how. Consider the Region The region indicates the place where grapes used in the production of a particular type and style were grown

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Your loved one’s birthday is nearing and you don’t know what to buy her/him? Here’s an idea, how about a nice bottle of quality red or white wine. And you don’t even have to leave you home. With so many wine online gift options, you can purchase any wine in a matter of minutes. And it will be delivered directly to your doorstep. Whether a birthday, holiday, anniversary, wedding or engagement celebration or any other special event, wine is always an excellent gift-choice. But do you know how to find a special bottle of wine? No worries, we got you covered. Here are few tips and tricks to help you choose the perfect wine gift. Bottle (shape & size) Does Matter Choose a wine with

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Buying wine sounds simple, right? You enter the store, grab a bottle, pay for it, and you’re good to go. Right? Not really. The real deal is how you can get better at wine shopping. Our goal is to help you get the best possible wine for the hard earned money you spend and also the most delicious one to enjoy. Got interest? Read our wine buying tips. Don’t Be Ashamed to Tell What Your Ideal Price Range Is Feel free to tell the sales person how much you’d like to spend on a bottle of wine. Let him/her know your ideal price range to be able to recommend the right wine. If this is too embarrassing for you, buy wine online. There are numerous

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Wine and food have always been very good companions. Red wines are tastier with fatty foods, white wines are exceptionally delicious with less fatty foods. Regardless of the grape variety, wine flavours are derived from sugar, acid, fruit, alcohol and tannin, while food flavour components are fat, acid, sugar, salt and bitter. When these components are randomly mixed, the result is an explosion of superior and delicious tastes, regardless of wine type. Although there are some basics when it comes to pairing red and white wine with food, it all comes down to creativity and taste preferences. When pairing white wine with food, the most important thing is to balance the flavours of the food with the wine. Sounds difficult, right. It really isn’t. Once you

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Barossa Valley is a famous Australian wine region where some of the finest and most delicious wines are being made. Located just 60 km from Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of the richest wine producing regions and a popular touristic destination in Australia. The secret ingredient that makes the wines form Barossa Valley so unique are the perfect weather and climate conditions (especially for red wines): rainy winters and cool summers. With a perfect climate, the Barossa Valley is a home of some of the best red and white wines in the world. When it comes to buying a Barossa Valley wine, there are many choices to consider. The Barossa Valley is most popular for the production of red wines, like Cabernet, Shiraz and

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The Riesling is one of the most popular white wines in Australia. You can find high-quality Riesling wines from special wine stores or from reputable online sites that are specialized in selling wines. Today it’s easier to buy Riesling wine online from the comfort of your own home. That’s quite handy especially when you don’t have the time, or when the weather conditions are not in our favor. However, you must do your homework beforehand. The number of online wine stores available today is big, however, not all online retailers are reliable and professional. You must be sure that you are paying for a good bottle of wine. Wonder how to do that? Simply follow our simple tips for buying good Riesling wine online. Once

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Cabernet Sauvignon is often regarded as the “King of red wine grapes”. It has the privilege of being the most popular red wine in the world. The Cabernet Sauvignon grape requires warmer climates and the wine gets a perfect taste with aging, with five to ten years being optimal for the process of maturation to peak. Because this red wine variety require a little bit longer period to reach perfect maturation, allowing all flavours to mellow, it is ideal for mixing with other grape varieties, especially with Merlot. This mix softens the Cabernet Sauvignon, adding fruit tones without sacrificing on the grape character. Cabernet Sauvignon wines range from medium to full bodied and are characterized by the high level of tannin content which provides great

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